The Art of Dinner & Conversation
Let's talk about the art of dinner & conversation. This is the bread and butter of Dinner With 7 Strangers!
We believe that conversation at the dinner table should be as organic as possible. Hoyas hail from all different walks of life, and each person has a distinct story. As such, we don't mandate a dinner topic or theme. (Think outside of the box!) We don't set a "time limit" on dinners. (This is not a group project meeting.) And we believe that both guests and hosts are responsible for engaging in conversation. Hosts just cooked an entire feast - don't make them be sole conversation moderators too!
That said, we understand that some people may feel shy at first. With this in mind, we invite you to consider a few questions that may spark conversation. They're by no means mandatory, but you may find these questions helpful in going beyond, "Where are you from? What school/year/major are you?"
- You get to either redo a great day / do over a bad day of your Georgetown experience. Which day and why?
- Why did you sign up for Dinner With 7 Strangers?
- A movie is being made about part of your life. Which part of your life is it, and why?
- What's your favorite smell and sound?
- You teleport back in time and choose a different academic/career path than the one you're currently pursuing. What did you choose, and why?
- What has the best day of your Georgetown experience?
- You get a free pass to play hooky from school/work for the entire day. What do you do / where do you go?
- What's the most embarrassing song on your current playlist?
- Singing in the shower vs. dancing like nobody is watching. Explain.
- You rub a magical genie lamp (why not!) and are granted one wish. What do you wish for? (You cannot wish for more wishes)
- Tell us about an "epic fail" moment at Georgetown or beyond. This can be serious, funny, weird, etc.
- You're granted a magical superpower. What do you choose as your superpower?
- What has been the hardest moment of your Georgetown experience?
- There's a big world outside the gates of 37th and O St NW, Washington DC. How do you make the world your own?
See you at the table, strangers!